WATCH: Jim Boeheim gets emotional while discussing Pearl Washington

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse basketball legend Pearl Washington dies at 52Storify: Sports world mourns the death of Syracuse basketball legend Dwayne ‘Pearl’ WashingtonPearl Washington’s top 5 moments as a Syracuse basketball playerFull transcription of Jim Boeheim addressing support for Dwayne “Pearl” Washington Published on April 20, 2016 at 4:58 pm Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim addressed the media Wednesday afternoon after SU legend Pearl Washington died earlier in the day. Washington, 52, is considered one of the greatest players in program history. Boeheim got emotional when discussing Washington.Watch Boeheim’s full press conference below.For additional coverage of Pearl Washington’s death, click here. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

CARI Team Manager Unveils Dev. Plans for 2014

first_imgThe Team Manager at the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI) in Suakoko District, Bong County, Mr. Aaron Marshall, has disclosed his administration would continue its support of the human resources development of the institute.In an interview with the Daily Observer over the weekend at his CARI Office, Mr. Marshall stressed that when capacity is improved, productivity would also be enhanced. This all around improvement would help smallholders to access markets in the country for the enhancement and governance of selected value chains that include rice, plantain and cassava.The CARI Team Manager divulged that an additional six Liberian masters degree holders in specialized areas are coming to join the CARI to improve access to markets by improving productivity in a sustainable way and introducing institutional development.Mr. Marshall informed this reporter that his administration’s primary objective at CARI is to support rehabilitation of the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.The CARI Team Manager explained the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) would work along with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and the Government of Liberia (GOL) to restore the productive assets of farmers and farmers’ groups and build essential infrastructure to support food production, marketing and processing activities.Mr. Marshall was swift to inform this paper that the role of the Ministry of Agriculture is to produce a level playing field through the provision of elite planting materials for farmers and farmers’ groups.He indicated that through the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP), AfricaRice and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) CARI would provide seeds of improved varieties to poor small-scale farmers for an affordable amount.  “CARI has planted 25 hectares of improved cassava—there are 20 different varieties of cassava that can give ten times the present yield compared to the traditional cassava known as “Bassa Girl,” Mr. Marshall explained.The CARI Team Manager specified that in 2014, around 150 metric tons of improved seeds would be available to smallholder farmers through the county agriculture coordinator, but clarified that they would not be free. “There are many obstacles that prevent us from developing as we ought to. One of the impediments is the practice of paternalism where we give things freely to people. Here at CARI, we do not give things free to people, you have to pay something for it” Mr. Marshall noted.Mr. Marshall further explained that CARI as agricultural institution will work with poor rural communities to enable them to grow and sell more food, increase their incomes and determine the direction of their own lives by breaking out of poverty.“There is a high incidence of poverty in this country where the potential of agriculture is not yet realized” the CARI Team Manager declared.Commenting on achievements over the past two years, Mr. Marshall said the institution has renovated three fish ponds for the maintenance of fingerlings that will be sold to farmers for reasonable price, the regular supply of electricity through the provision of government subsidy, the trainings of farmers and extension workers on a regular basis, the procurement of new tractors and the recruitment of five PhD holders from IITA and AfricaRice to help monitor the younger scientists by showing research mentality, research design and approaches.On the question of challenges, Mr. Marshall informed this paper that due to limited housing facility as the result of the UNMIL Bangladeshi soldiers using the housing facilities, senior staff are constrained to share an apartment.He said with the arrival of additional staff, it will be extremely difficult to accommodate the staff and then used the occasion to appeal to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Government of Liberia to see reason to relocate the UNMIL soldiers as a means of providing housing facility for the additional staff that are to arrive soon at the institute to beef up the strength and production of the institute.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A SMALL DONEGAL SCHOOL GOING VERY BIG PLACES!

first_imgIt may be a small Donegal school but it is going big places in national competitions.Cloughfin NS are going to see Google!Cloughfin N.S., situated in a rural setting between Ballindrait, Castlefinn and Raphoe, might be a small two teacher school but this has not impeded them from excelling in two national competitions.Pupils and staff were thrilled to hear that their school’s website has once again been shortlisted for the Eircom Junior Spider Awards for the Best School Website category. There are only seven primary schools from all over Ireland that have been shortlisted in this category. Pupils will attend the Awards Cermony in none other than Google’s European Headquarters in The Foundry at Google in Dublin on Tuesday the 29th of April.Principal Fiona Farry said “Pupils are so excited at the prospect of traveling to this spectacular venue. It will be an amazing experience for them. Our school website www.cloughfinns.com showcases the huge amount of hard work and dedication of the pupils and staff in our school. We are the only primary school in Co. Donegal to be shortlisted and are delighted to hear that a group of students from St. Eunan’s College (post primary school) in Letterkenny have also been shortlisted for their project in the Best web design category http://www.optimalf1.com/ ”The school’s website.But wait, there is more. 5th and 6th class pupils have also topped the polls in a National Maths Competition for the months of February and March and are currently in pole position overall as the end of the challenge approaches on May 16th. TD Joe Mc Hugh presented them with there Mathletes Cup for winning the National February Challenge. http://www.mathletes.ie is the brainchild of Junior Minister for Education Ciarán Cannon and Sean O Sullivan, Sos Ventures and former Dragon on Dragon’s Den (RTE) and is supported by the Department of Education and Skills. Mr. O Sullivan tweeted the following ” Sean OSullivan @sosventuresBiggest little underdog Primary School in #Ireland @MATHletes_ie Cloughfin NS in Lifford, Co. Donegal http://mathletes.ie/leaderboards-schools-march/ … #Superhuman ”Pupils master maths skills online using Khan Academy in school and at home. It is amazing to see how much time they spend learning maths at home and even during the school holidays! http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/khando-approach-rips-up-the-rule-book-on-learning-by-rote-30193088.htmlIf the students retain their overall lead on May 16th, they will be presented with their award and a grant to purchase technology for their school at the eXCITE Global Digital Learning Conference, in Dublin on May 31st. http://www.excited.ie/Great see the Donegal Flag flying high again at National Level!!Http:/www.cloughfinns.com or follow the school on Twitter @CloughfinNs A SMALL DONEGAL SCHOOL GOING VERY BIG PLACES! was last modified: April 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLdonegalGooglelast_img read more